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haven't seen any political progress here. >> right. and mohamed, let me ask you this. let's talk act the first piece of damage we may see, which we saw during the debt ceiling debate, the idea that the u.s. gets its credit rating hurt again. there's been some talk about it from fitch. the net result of lowering the u.s.' credit rating the last time around and-in the debt debacle, it's kind of sad because the first experience most people have with that is it wasn't as bad as we were warned it was going to be. is there a real danger to the u.s.' debt rating and what could that mean? >> at some point, there was a danger. the reason why we haven't felt it is because we've been doing better than rest of the world. this concept that my colleague, bill gross says, wear the cle cleanest dirty shirt. so we're not clean but we're cleaner than europe is right now. >> right. >> so we haven't felt it. my main worry is the following, that if the republicans and democrats can't get together to solve the fiscal cliff you will need an external force, a major market sell-off, you will need a major eco
protests. at the time, critics accused mohamed morsi of a power grab and adviser to morsi says the government will push forward to a referendum on the new constitution, despite concerns from the opposition. going to go live to cairo in a few minutes here. >>> a well known islamic militant, the leader of a terror network, is locked up in egypt and there is an american connection. the fbi is working to figure out what role, if any, the man played in the attack on the consulate in libya that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. a full report, everything we know about this man, coming up, coming right up here on cnn. >>> congress faces a so-called fiscal cliff and only 24 days. and it is what house speaker john boehner did not say that is drawing attention tonight. when questioned by reporters yesterday, boehner would not comment on whether there is room for compromise on the president's demand for higher tax rates, on high income americans. boehner and the president spoke by phone this week, but in public comments, appear to have no -- made no progress. >>> same se
reduction package. >> mohammed aladarin is the ceo of pimco and mark zandy is a chief moist at moody's analytics and joining me in studio is christine romans. the gdp for the u.s. grew at 3.1% over the summer. that's more than double the rate of the previous quarter. you can see the chart, it's been choppy, but it looks like we're going in the right direction. america's economy is gaining pace, doing better than expected. and we've been saying the 2013 could be the year of a real economic renaissance in the united states or at least the beginning of one. talk to me about the consequences to our prosperity if washington doesn't reach a deal. >> the consequences are not good. so what the numbers are telling you is that the private sector is healing. and if the private sector were left to its own devices, it would heal faster. unfortunately, washington is getting in the way. and what we find out this week, ali, is that the problem is not just a lack of trust between democrats and republicans, we found out that the republicans themselves can't unite. which means that the cooperative solu
. >>> and egypt's president could be backing off a power group that led to a national crisis. mohamed morsy says he is willing to change the decree that critics say would give him too much power. the offer would not be enough, though, to satisfy the egyptians furious. at least six people have died in clashes, we'll bring you to cairo for the latest on that. >>> and president obama and house speaker john boehner are talking again. but that is about the only thing close to progress in efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama used his weekly address insisting he is ready to make the tough decisions on spending cuts. >> i am willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the one trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. but if we're serious about reducing our deficit while still investing in things like education and research that are important to growing our economy, and if we're serious about protecting middle class families then we're also going to have to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that is one principle i wouldn't compromise on. >> spea
's mohammed j j jamjoon. >> reporter: it's horrific details that have emerged the past few hours since we first reported this bombing. activists tell us that around 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. local in syria today that this warplane dropped this shell on this bakery. they say that hundreds of people were lined up outside, that there had been shortages of food throughout the last week. this was the first day that that bakery that had been hit was open and that because of that, at least 100 people they say were killed. the video that we've seen posted online, we can't independently verify it, but it seems to be corroborated by what we've been told by activists. it shows an absolutely grisly scene, mangled bodies in the wreckage of the building and the rubble. you see rebel free syrian army soldiers and civilians trying to tend to the wounded, taking them to the hospital and pulling dead bodies out. men screaming into the camera angry at the regime who they blame for this and asking the world, where are you, why aren't you helping the syrian people. don? >> any explanation, mohammed, from the syrian g
of president mohamed morsi have been filling the streets around cairo university just across the nile river. the opposition is urging anti-government protesters to fill iconic tahrir square in cairo. ian lee joins us by phone. it was quieter at tahrir square earlier this morning. tell me the scene there now. >> reporter: it's still pretty quiet compared to what we saw yesterday. a few thousand people in tahrir square compared to last night where we saw tens if not 100,000 people. today the big story is cairo university and the muslim brotherhood protests. this is the first time we've seen the muslim brotherhood flex some street muscle and send their supporters out into the street. from the estimates we're hearing hundreds of thousands of people are at cairo university in support of president mohamed morsi. and this comes as the constitutional draft was approved by president mohamed morsi and we will see a vote for it in the next 15 days. and one thing that should be stated here is that the islamists should never be underestimated. they've been underestimated since the revolution in every re
to strike anywhere. now, russia says syria is taking steps to keep them safe. mohammed joins me from beirut. what exactly is syria doing. >> good morning, ra ndi. >> he says that syria has started moving its chemical weapons from various sites across the country and consolidated into one site. safe guard these weapons and make sure they don't fall in the hands of the wrong people. there were a lot of concern about this over the last few months. russia is taking this syria and trying to make sure these weapons don't fall into the wrong hands. the u.s. administration, as well as many other countries said for the last few weeks and the last few months if syria used chemical weapons that would be a red line and suffer severe consequences because of it, randi. >> are the weapons still a threat to the rebels? >> well, the rebels maintain that the weapons are a threat to them and a threat to the general population to syria. they said that they believe assad and his regime would result to utilizing those weapons. we should add, though, that the regime said on many occasions that they don't have che
. thanks. >>> in egypt, opponents of president mohammed morsi are expected to take to the streets again. they were out in force last night in cairo chanting it was time for their president to resign. their anger was sparked two weeks ago when morsi granted himself sweeping powers. last night, morsi refused to rescind that decree, despite calls from proponents calling for him to do so. >>> the photographer who took a picture of a man standing on the subway tracks as a train approached insists he was trying to alert the driver of the train. that photo make it on the front page of the "new york post" it is sparking outrage. people are asking why the photographer did not do more to help the victim? he told anderson cooper he was too far away on the platform to do anything else. >> the only way i thought at that moment was to start clicking away, using the shutter to fire the flash and maybe -- >> you thought that might warn the conductor? >> the victim was pushed on to the tracks. he said the only thing he would have urged him to do differently is to out-run the train. >>> seven new counts
, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is live for us in cairo this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: soledad, we're getting the first signs that maybe, just maybe, cooler heads are prevailing and peace could be extraordinary in front of the presidential palace. within the past 20 minutes, we've seen about a few thousand of president morsi's supporters move away from the palace area and the crowd seems to be thinning out. we're getting reports that this
. >> high level defection there. mohammed jamjoom joins me from beirut. we're hearing reports of how the rebels helped him make his escape to turkey. >> reporter: that's right, victor. the rebel free syrian army spokesperson we spoke with earlier in the day said it was an arduous journey, took longer than they anticipated. at one point they were transporting the major general by scooter and that it took hours longer than they thought it would, he finally got across the border into turkey. we have been trying to reach the major general. we have not been able to yet. but the rebel free syrian army says this is very significant. this is a morale boost for the rebels there. now, even though this isn't making any difference on the ground in syria right now, and it is a horribly violent day, 60 killed so far, the fact of the matter is if this man who he says he is, and if he's as high rank is as he says he is, co-provide kcohe could provide key intelligence to the rebels and the international community as well. >> soon we'll hit the two-year mark for what has been happening in syria and ov
, this is in cairo. it was there last night that supporters and owe points of president mohamed morsi clashed. they hurled rocks and molotov cocktails at each other. at least five people were killed, hundreds injured. the root of the violence is what many believe is morsi's grab for power. ian lee joins us this morning. what's happening right now. >> reporter: we have the elite republican guard, the people tasked with protecting the president. they are putting up barbed wire and road blocks, diverting traffic and people away and trying to keep the two sides, the pro-morsi and the anti-morsi protesters away from each other. last flight we saw thousands of pro-morsi supporters camp outside of the presidential palace, that is after they went there and removed, by force, the anti-morsi protesters. but now we have a small -- protests are planned for today against morsi and their plan to defe descend, again, on the presidential palace. >> a direct constitution has been approved and egyptians are scheduled to vote on it next week. is there something in this proposal that has protesters so angry? >>
by the muslim brotherhood. that's the party of the president, mohamed morsi. frustrated coptic christians and liberals walked out before the votes because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the mauritanian president is warning tension in mali could backfire. locals could align with rebels. one group they are concerned about is al qaeda in the islamic maghreb. that's the group the international community has been trying to oust in that region. mark schroeder tells us that aqim is actually consolidating and getting stronger in the region. without international military intervention, mali's military won't be able to push them out. he told me he doesn't even have enough guns for his soldiers. >>> it's been 484 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing get it back? incomes and consumer spending fell in october. experts we spoke to said sandy had a significant impact on the numbers. >>> and new problems for susan rice. this is different than what you thi
by president mohamed morsi's power grab. thousands broke through a barrier before throwing rocks and bottles at morsi's home. they also spray painted graffiti on the palace walls. morsi sparked new outrage yesterday after he refused to back off his controversial plan to expand his presidential powers which give him immunity from judicial oversight. >>> a small victory for john mcafee today after he took his fight to stay in guatemala to the country's highest court. mcafee's attorney tells martin savidge a judge granted a stay today that allows him to remain in the country until his immigration case can be heard in court. his attorney says that could take a month or more. the software pioneer has been fighting deportation to belize where he is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of his neighbor there. >>> george zimmerman's lawyers filed several new motions today. among them, his legal team wants his gps monitoring removed. zimmerman who is charged with the murder of trayvon martin has been electronically monitored since april. his attorneys also requested the state to hand over docu
to say this was a spontaneous attack, try to link it to that mohammed movie that president obama tried to link it to for the next two weeks. >> do you think she lied? >> i don't know that. for me she's unqualified to be secretary of state because she doesn't seem to have the independent judgment to make analysis like these talking points don't make sense. >> president obama said after the resignation came in, i deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice in recent weeks. the other thing i've been hearing today from many people in washington is, look, yes, the benghazi thing was probably part of this, but actually what worsened her case really was when she went to try and have it out with senators mccain and the others and really came off second best again. she got led down a garden path and came out with thorns everywhere. and people were saying, you know, she's just a bit inexperienced to deal with bruises like this. what does that mean for her on the world stage. is that a fair criticism? >> also fair. was she in above her head? quite possible. maybe she was in abov
on his own people. mohammed jamjoom joins us with that part of the story. >> reporter: state officials have said they believe syrians are loading chemical weapons, precursors for sarin, a deadly nerve gas on to aerial bomb that is could be dropped on the syrian people. monday cnn reported that u.s. officials believed that the syrians had begun mixing chemicals that could be used to weaponize sarin, but there were no signs that the syrian regime was going to do anything with those weapons. they maintain yet again today that they have no intention of using chemical weapons in syria. carol? >> mohammed jamjoom in beirut this morning. >>> sad ending for a month-long search of two missing cousins. the bodies of 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lyric cook were found by hunters in the wooded area. the two girls have been missing since july. jim spellman has been following the story since lyric and elizabeth went missing. you know, i know the families were hopeful till the end. what a saddened. >> yeah, indeed. we haven't gotten official word from police that the two podiatries fou
, the party of mohammed morsi. frustrated coptic christians walked out because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the -- is warning tension could backfire. the reason, that's something of great concern and one group they're worried about is the group the international community has been trying to oust in that region. mark schroeder tells us aqim is actually consolidating and getting stronger and without intervention, he says mali's military won't be able to push them out. >>> it has been 484 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? incomes and consume er spending fell in october. economists said sandy had a significant effect on the numbers. >>> and new problems for susan rice. this is different than what you think i'm about to say. after weeks of criticize m from republicans, she now faces scrutiny over her personal investments. stock holdings listed in her financial disclosure report raise a potential conflict of interest if she w
advisers to president mohamed morsi have stepped down as violence has intensified. demonstrators set fire to oofss of the muslim brotherhood. reza is in cairo. >> reporter: president morsi thought he was going to have a cake walk to the nationwide referendum on december 15th on the constitution, he was mistaken. at least three of his advisers resigned tonight as opposition factions continue to put on the pressure against the president and this time, things got ugly and violent in front of the presidential palace. that's where you had supporters of the president and opponents of the president facing off in what started as a staredown and then evolved into an all-out brawl. two sides were clashing by throwing rocks, debris, even molotov cocktails. police came in at one point and broke up some of the clashes. others continued throughout the night. the clock is ticking towards the vote on december 15th. now the question, will the vote take place or will the president back down? erin? >>> our fifth story "out front" beating the odds. when 24-year-old amy copeland contracted a deadly flesh-eati
values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> egyptian president mohamed morsi, his announcement that he will back off from a controversial edict granting himself sweeping new powers, is not calming the opposition. protesters gathered again today calling for nationwide protests tuesday. there's word islamist groups plan to stage a rival demonstration the same day. anti-government protesters are furious morsi don't delay the constitutional referendum scheduled for saturday. critics say it was drafted by an islamist-dominated assembly that squeezed out liberal and moderate voices. >>> pressure cranked up on bashar al assad. secretary of state hillary clinton will attend a meeting where most attending countries already see the rebels in syria as a legitimate representative of the people. shelling and street fighting killed more than 130 people on one day alone this weekend. syrian rebel fighters now have control of the country's biggest city, aleppo. the people there have something new to fear now, something as frightening as civil war. cnn's arwa damon is there. >> rep
about several things. first of all, all concerning president mohammed morsi and this growing perception that he is making himself too powerful. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. >> opposition factions back protesting against mohammed morrissey for nearly two weeks. most of the protests have been limited to tahrir square, but they're now going to the source of their anger, president morrissey, and his presidential palace. >> why come here? >> because it's -- we got fed up. >> he doesn't respect us. he don't want to listen to our demands. >> reporter: what's your message to him by coming out here? >> that what he is doing is completely unfair. this is not what we asked for. it's complete dictatorship. >> reporter: at one point there were tense moments when protests clashed with police and broke through a police barrier, but things called down pretty quickly. the president in no danger. he left at some point. the protests continue empassioned but peaceful. there you hear the chants of dictator, dictator. like much of egypt, most of these people are muslims, but you'll also find the moderates,
's referendum vote on a divisive new constitution. it was drafted largely by allies of mohamed morsi. an egyptian spoke men said that they will aim at ending the political crisis. >>> and a global call for countries to lift their hiv travel restrictions. 45 nations seen on this map have laws that deport, detain, or deny entry to people who are hiv positive. now companies like coca-cola and gap and from the nba say those travel bans are discriminatory and bad for business. until recently, the u.s., too, had regular layings that barred foreign nationals from receiving a visa from entering the country. president obama lifted that ban in 2010. >>> and a chain of check stores is selling what they believe is the, yes, very last shipment of twinkies in the country. jewel said that hostess offered the entire shipment left in the georgia plant, including 20,000 boxes of twinkies and 5,000 boxes of ding dongs, zingers and you can buy them while supplies last but not for much longer. if you're thinking of the gift to give someone, just don't know what to get them, give them a twinkie. >> when w
's a very short list. one name on it. >> short list of one. >>> live pictures of a pro president mohamed morsi rally in cairo. she a members of the opposition say the constitution is too islamist and infringes on minority rights. protesting outside the presidential palace right now. >>> new this morning, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of baja. so far, no tsunami warnings. >>> clackamas town center will reopen to shoppers in six hours. that's the mall where a gunman killed two people on tuesday and critically wounded a third before killing himself. a candle-light vigil will be held outside the mall. >>> a funeral for fallen dallas cowboys player jerry brown. brown was killed in a suspected drunk driving accident on saturday. his teammate and friend josh brent was behind the wheel. you are looking at new dashcam video of the wreck released by police along with 911 calls they received in moments after the accident. >> is anybody injured? >> i don't know. i just drove past it. looks like it just happened. a car upside down. >> josh brent is free on half a million dollars bail. he's
indefinitely after supporters of president mohammeds mo morsi prevented judges from entering the building. >>> a strong warning today from secretary of state hillary clinton to the syrian government over the potential use of chemical weapons. one official in the obama administration told cnn there are worrying signs that syria may be considering the use of such weapons against rebels. new this morning, this mayor of this town along the border with turkey told cnn that jets dropped two bombs wounding several people. >>> it is 18 minutes past the hour. we are getting an early read on your local news making national headlines this story from "the boston globe." a year after the paper found that stores and restaurants across massachusetts were intentionally mislabeling fish. guess what? the practice continues. dna testing shows some business are showing cheaper, lower quality fish instead of what is written on the label. in one case, slices of what were supposed to be white tuna at a sushi shop were an oily species of fish that can cause digestive issues. that's terrible. >>> the "new york ti
those for and against president mohamed morsi after he gave himself unchecked powers last month. the opposition is calling for new nationwide protests ahead of the vote. >>> and the nobel peace prize has been given to the european union. the three presidents of the eu's main bodies accepted the prestigious award this morning at a ceremony in oslo, norway, but this year's choice was not without controversy. three former nobel laureates wrote a letter of protest saying the union doesn't qualify as a peace maker. >>> for the second time in two weekds, an nfl team overcomes the death of a teammate with a victory on the field. this time it was the dallas cowboys. on the sidelines sunday, the jersey of jerry brown jr. was draped over the team bench. a member of the practice squad, brown died saturday in a car crash driven by a teammate, the car was. the cowboys came back from a nine-point deficit to beat the cincinnati bengals on a dramatic last second field goal. brown's jersey was held up after the emotional win, and following the game, cowboys head coach jason garrett talked about
. mohammed jamjoon, cnn, beruit. >>> a majority of polls say that the u.s. and other countries should not get involved in syria. 52% say they oppose using u.s. military and missiles to set up safe zones. 55% say that the u.s. should not send military supplies. but 88% are very concerned or somewhat concerned about what is going on. >>> senator mike crepo of idaho has issued an apology after being arrested for driving under the influence. he was arrested early saturday morning. the idaho republican, pulled over after spotting running a red light. >>> a senator navy s.e.a.l. commander's death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. military personnel in afghanistan found navy commander job price's body after he didn't show up at an appointed time. he was serving as the commanding officer as a special war unit called s.e.a.l. team 4. there was it is not believed he was involved in any investigations on cotron versies. >>> george h.w. bush will not make it home for the holidays. he has been hospitalized with a limb lingering cough since last month. doctors in houston say he needs to build u
. >>> egyptian president mohammed morsi is calling for an end to violence. he said syrian's president's regime has no place. he says a new constitution guarantees quality for all egyptians. >>> one sheriff says he knows how to keep kids safe in school after the newtown shooting. how to protect young students in his county. ♪ you are my sunshine, my only sunshine ♪ ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. [ male announcer ] icy hot arthritis lotion. powerful encapsulated menthol gets icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. power past pain. >>> how is saturday treating you so far at 8:30 now? >> good breakfast. good o.j. welcome back, everybody. i'm christi paul. >> and i'm alison kosik. randi and victor are off today. thanks for starting your day w
, the response is nothing. mohammed's son tells us, "today, i sent my brother to get bread at 6:00 a.m." look, it's 3:00 p.m. right now and he hasn't gotten any. the kids haven't eaten." the power is out, as it has been for weeks. and now the water is cut as well. there is a growing sense of desperation among people here. stalked by both hunger and danger. "god gave me these children. these children are my responsibility," the man laments. now i can't even get them a loaf of bread. before, i could. now, i can't. the price of bread has skyrocketed due to a flour shortage. along with it, a population's anger. the situation is so dire that people say society is beginning to disintegrate. this is yet another bread line. we were just at one further up the road where the crowd ended up mobbing around us, furious. they said that they wanted us to leave because they were fed up with people filming them. they feel as if the world is simply mocking their misery. and just four days, the cost of fuel jumped from 85 syrian pounds to 150. but beyond the now astronomical cost of survival, it's the constant fear
. >> elsewhere in the region, egypt right now, we're seeing these protesters, these anti-mohammed morsi protesters moving closer and closer towards the presidential pass palace in cairo. they're concerned about what morsi is doing as far as democracy in egypt. how worried are you about the situation in egypt? >> i think egypt is key to the region, so the answer is, you've got to be extremely worried when you see instability affecting egypt. this is, again, the birth pangs of proper democracy in some ways, but this struggle is immensely important. obviously what's important in these countries where they've moved to a democratic system is that there is a clear understanding that democracy is not just a way of voting but a way of thinking. pant of that way of thinking is that you've got to protect minorities. you've got to -- democracy doesn't function unless it is accompanied by an open mind. and so you can understand there is a lot of anxiety in egypt about the constitutional changes proposed. and even as the international community obviously applauded egypt's efforts in bringing about t
the will -- >> these conditions that mohammed has put forward are unacceptable? >> everything could be discussed on the table, but not conditions. >> he says -- what about, are you open at least to postponing the referendum on the c constituti constitution? moving from december 15th? >> if we are returning back to the will of the people. why should we be -- we can change the constitution, if there is the will of the people to change it. and today it was announced that if there is a need for amendments we can elect a new parliament, and within the new parliament, they have the right to make changes to the prosecution. we insist on returning to the people. the regional source of power. >> the argument -- the accusation that's been made is that president morsi, he was democratically elected. he got just more than 51% of the vote, which is enough to get him elected president of egypt the first election in egypt ever shall we say. he's beginning to act like a dictator. >> well, i think this is unacceptable conditions. he is insisting on carrying on with the democratic process. he's devolving his powers, returning
opponents of mohamed morsi are gathering. the crowds are set to be calm. activists are determined to keep up the pressure and refused to descend the decree granting himself powers. his government has lost legitimacy. >>> union supporters in michi n michigan -- they are headed to the governors desk. final approval could come next week. it would make michigan the 24th right to work state in the nation. >>> chris christie explains his change of heart of president obama. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership? >> maybe until he was presented with a stark opportunity. >> "thursday night football" the denver broncos beat the oakland raiders 26-13. that's eight straight wins for the broncos. one sad note. a fan fell from the top deck of the coliseum during that game. he is hospitalized and he is in serious condition. it's a dreadful thing. >> certainly hope he can recover. that's terrible. >>> let's turn and talk about a story we chatted about yesterday. the cover story for
of the egypt presidential palace and sprayed graffiti. demonstrators threw rocks at the home of mohamed morsi, furious over his decree expanding his powers, putting it beyond judicial review. the opposition is demanding he postpone a december 15 referendum on a draft constitution. critics fear the charter would help the islamist dominated government consolidate its power. >>> an a powerful earthquake struck on japan's northeast coast today. 7.3 magnitude quake shook buildings in tokyo. looking at video there. it triggered a three foot tsunami wave. japan is still recovering from a massive earthquake you remember and tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people last year. >>> wow. the owner of this jewelry store in georgia says it's a miracle no one was killed when this happened. a driver accidentally rammed her minivan into the store. she told police a cannister lodged against the gas pedal. flying glass hit customers, one woman had a deep cut in the back of her head. the store had $30,000 in damage, but thank goodness no one was seriously, seriously injured or killed. look at that, wolf. wow.
out in tahrir square. also amassing supporters of president mohamed morsi and a controversial vote this weekend on a new constitution. today as you might imagine, tensions are very high as the political crisis threatens to ignite new conflicts. reza, what is happening now? >> reporter: ted, i don't think too many people want a repeat performance what have we saw last week, at the presidential palace where the two sides of the conflict met here and came to blows, nearly 700 people injured in clashes, several people killed. today the stage is set for another potentially violent and explosive day, because both these sides again have called for mass demonstrations within the next hour, opposition factions, critics of the president, have set out on marches that are going to culminate here at the presidential palace. in about 15, 20 minutes away from this location, that's where the muslim brotherhood, the supporters of the president, have called for their own demonstrations. i think a lot of people are relieved that these demonstrations aren't going to be at the same location but the pot
. steve cook and mohamed morsi was the runner-up on the list. blistering report blames systemic failures at the state department for that deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. now is the fallout. three department officials have resigned. the attack killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. an independent review board concluded that security at facility was grossly inadequate. we're hearing from senator john kerry. listen. >> i think the department has taken a huge step forward to address lessons learned from benghazi, which are important to everybody. there are 70,000 employees over there. there are 275 different posts. people are at risk. it's a dangerous world we're in. i think that this report is going to significantly advance the security interests of those personnel and of our country. >> elise, you have this review board that says nobody violated his or her duties specifically. they didn't remedies palestinian naer action against any one person. why the resignations? >> reporter: well, why they didn't say anybody willfully was in dereliction of
of president mohamed morsi. the constitution which passed a first phase of voting last week has sparked concerns over the power it creates for morsi. >>> "gangnam style" by the south korean rapper is the first video in the history of the internet to surpass one billion views. if you haven't seen it yet, here is a look at what you've been missing. [ "gangnam style" ] ♪ >> is there anyone really who hasn't seen that? is there anyone left? it's amazing. boy. i love that music. >>> we have much more ahead in the next hour of "cnn saturday morning" which starts after a short break. keep it here. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ i
mohamed morsi. he decreed recently himself above oversight. he's behind the draft constitution which protesters believe will tip power the his favor. here's what some told reza sa h sayah. >> he doesn't want to listen to our demands. >> what's your message to him coming out here. >> that what he's doing is completely unfair. this is not what we asked for. it's completely dictatorship. >> egyptians will vote on the new constitution on december 15th. >>> nato foreign ministers approved turkey's request for pate yoz missiles to defend its borders. that meant to shore up defense against violence that spills over from syria's civil war. back in october errant shells hit a turkey town killing five civilians. >>> a man pushed on to the subway tracks into the path of an oncoming train, his terrifying final moments laid out in a newspaper for all to see. if the crime wasn't horrible enough, these images are sparking outrage this morning. >> yep. >> first talking while driving, now eating behind the wheel is against the law in one town. find out where when we come back. questions? anyone have
and spending cuts take hold. >> opponents of egyptian president mohamed morsi are not letting up. they're calling for nationwide protests after morsi refused to set a date. he gave himself sweeping parties and wasn't enough to appease his critics. >> packers quarterback aaron rodgers running for a 27-yard touchdown. yeah, that's the longest in his career. green bay's 27-20 victory over detroit. packers now have an nfl record 22-game winning streak at home against the lions and can clinch the nfc north next weekend. but that would require a win over chicago. it's hanukkah time. that's what they did in washington sunday. the national hanukkah menorah was illuminated during a ceremony outside the white house. it stands adjacent to the white house christmas tree. as he's done for 20 years, the rabbi presided over that ceremony. 20 years. that is quite a streak. >> very nice. thank you. >>> 49 minutes past the hour. people waking up in minnesota right now have a little work to do, i would say so. there is as much as 17 inches of snow waiting to be shoveled outside. in some parts of the stat
is here. she's picking up that part of the story. >> embattled president mohammed morsi went on nationwide tv. he addressed the protests. he seemed to inflamed their outrage. within minutes, the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo was up in flames. reza joins us on the phone from cairo. we want to talk about president morsi in a second. first, you just arrived at the scene of the fire at the muslim brotherhood headquarters. what are you seeing, and what are you learning about who's responsible for this? >> reporter: let's verify what happened. two hours ago, they reported the main headquarters here in cairo was attacked by protesters and torched. we raced over here. we're in front of the headquarters right now. there's no indication of a fire here, but certainly there's a large group of what appear to be opponents of president morsi and the muslim brotherhood. they're trying to do everything they can to get to this building, and they're being blocked by police. so we have yet another standoff. if anyone thought president morsi's speech would pacify these people and calm them down, thi
assad, his country's military police chief just switched sides and joined the rebels. mohammed is monitoring the situation from lebanon and joins us live. >> reporter: joe, the day began with news that major general, chief of military place in syria, had defected, had decided to join as he called it the people's uprising. he posted a video in which he stated his reasons for why he was defectsing, one of which was that the syrian military had betrayed the ideal as of syria and gone after the syrian people. now, we heard from rebel-free syrian army members throughout the day that in fact the fsa had helped transport the major general across country lines from syria into turkey. they say is he safe, that is he in turkey. they've also said they're willing to help other military officials in syria defect, but that they wouldn't be willing to help for much longer. the rebels feel they are the upper hand. they're saying that it's only a small window of time, they're giving other military officials in syria to defect, otherwise they won't look kindly upon their actions. the rebels beli
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